The Ford F-650/F-750 trucks are favorites of business owners, municipal authorities and utility service providers.
Users love these trucks because of their rugged capabilities and adaptability to various uses.
Want to know where Ford makes the F-650/F-750 models? Read our article to find out.
Where Are F-650/F-750 Being Made?
Ford builds the F-650/F-750 models in the United States at its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Previously, Ford made the trucks in Mexico at the Blue Diamond Plant. However, it announced in 2014 that it would instead produce the Medium Duty trucks in the US at its Ohio plant.
Are F-650/F-750 for the U.S. Market Produced in the U.S.?
Ford sells the F-650/F-750 on the US market, producing them at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.
The opposite was the case some six, seven years ago.
Then, Ford produced the F-650/F-750 for the US market in collaboration with Navistar at the Blue Diamond Plant in Mexico.
However, Ford pulled out of the venture after reliability issues with the trucks built there surfaced.
The company stopped producing the Medium Duty trucks in Mexico and moved production to the US in 2014.
Are They Being Assembled in the U.S.?
From 2014, Ford has assembled the F-650/F-750 trucks in the USA.
The Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, handles assembly of the F-650/F-750s in the US.
It took over from the Blue Diamond Plant in Mexico, where Ford used to assemble Medium Duty trucks.
How Can You Check Where a Specific F-650/F-750 Was Produced?
The best way to check where Ford produced a particular F-650/F-750 is to check its Vehicle Identification Number.
The VIN is a 17-character code that identifies different things about your vehicle, including its date and location of production.
On Ford trucks, the VIN is located around the driver’s side door jamb.
The character your truck’s VIN starts with indicates its country of production.
Vehicles built in the US usually have a digit that can be 1, 4 or 5 preceding other characters in the VIN code.
Those built outside the country will have either a digit that’s not 1, 4 and 5 or an alphabet.
Once you confirm your F-350/F-450 is American made, the next step is to check the plant code to know where it was assembled.
Usually the 11th VIN character, the plant code shows what factory assembled the vehicle.
For instance, Fords made at the Avon Lake plant have ‘D’ as plant code.
Please also read our article about driving the F-650 and F-750 in snow and winter.
Are Japanese or European Built F-650/F-750 Better?
Ford neither builds the F-650/F-750 truck in Japan nor in Europe.
This makes any comparison between Japanese-built and European-built F-650/F-750s impossible.
Where Is the F-650/F-750 Designed?
Ford designs most of its models at its Research & Engineering facility in Dearborn, Michigan.
Where Are F-650/F-750 Made for the Australia Market?
Ford has no right-hand drive version of the F-650/F-750, so it does not sell them on the Australia market.
However, you can import an F-650/F-750 truck and get it converted from left-hand drive to right-hand drive. This can be expensive, so we advise caution.
Alternatively, you can buy a modified version in Australia from sellers such as Performax International.
These trucks have been converted to right-hand drive already, saving you the stress of doing that.
Make sure to also read our article about how long the Ford F-650/F-750 lasts.
Where Are F-650/F-750s Made for the Canada Market?
Ford produces F-650/F-750 models for its Canada market at its factory in Avon Lake, Ohio. It used to make them in Mexico until 2014 when it moved production to the US.
Where Are F-650/F-750s Made for the U.K. Market?
Ford does not market the F-650/F-750 in the U.K. as it has no right-hand drive versions for sale.
Nonetheless, private parties can import the F-650/F-750 into the UK and convert it to right-hand drive.
Is Ford Planning to Move Its Production?
Ford has made no announcements about shifting the manufacturing of the F-650/F-750 models.
It last moved production in 2014 (Mexico to US) and hasn’t indicated that it plans to do something similar again.
Also read our article about Ford F-650/F-750 statistics you should know.
Is Ford Hiring or Firing in the U.S.?
Ford has laid off thousands of workers this year as it continues to reduce its US workforce to boost profits and lower running expenses.
Slower production at Ford factories because of the coronavirus has also forced the American automaker to fire some workers.
Even though it has laid off workers this year, Ford has continued to hire new workers at its plants.
We found a couple of open jobs at Ford factories on job sites such as Glassdoor and Indeed.com.
Is Ford an American Company?
Ford is an American automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan.
Its founder, Henry Ford, master-minded the Model T, America’s first mass-market vehicle.
Ford is one of America’s biggest car companies and invests heavily in local production.
For instance, it is one of the biggest employers of American labor with plants spread across the country.